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postie wheels(5 posts)

postie wheelsandy02
Jan 23, 2004 12:44 PM
What kind of wheels are the posties using for trainning?? Doesn't look like race lites or race x lites... tooo many spokes
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos.php?id=photos/2004/jan04/USPS_train/Hincapieandnewbike
re: postie wheelsCARBON110
Jan 23, 2004 1:32 PM
They use Bontrager rims with 32 holes because they train so much 32 spokes are: more durable, stay true longer,heavy for training,comfortable when your out for 6+hours and easy to maintain
re: postie wheelsKeeponTrekkin
Jan 23, 2004 8:30 PM
Makes me feel better about my old fashioned 32 spoke 3X wheels... My mechanic (me) just doesn't have the time to re-true my wheels after every ride and by the way, when I had the broken spoke on the 16 spoke rear wheel, my mechanic had forgotten to bring along a spare rear wheel.
re: postie wheelsWrigleyRoadie
Jan 23, 2004 1:37 PM
Bontrager makes straight-up road rims, not just wheelsets. I always assumed that's what these were, laced to whatever.
re: postie wheelsteoteoteo
Jan 23, 2004 1:48 PM
Carbon is spot-on about the wheels. Trek/Bontrager have them for the team and Lance uses them on his training stable of Austin bikes as well. If you remember the SI Cover bike had these wheels.

Some other special things that the team gets now are that all wheels/rims provided by Bontrager are the same width so as to not cause problems with brakes. In particular so the mechanics don't have to re-adjust brakes based on rim width.